There’s still time to enter this year’s True Life Run, a 5-K footrace through Downtown Columbia that differs from your average running event: it’s interlarded with unusual levels of fun. Throughout the course, participants encounter zany—and quite possibly wacky—tasks, obstacles, and challenges, the successful completion of which combines with your race time to determine your overall score. This means, in plain English: the fastest don’t necessarily finish first. This year, racers will look forward to a trivia challenge, a tire toss, hula hooping, and a challenge known only as the “Mega Garage.”
In addition to desirable prizes donated by local businesses, the male and female winners of the race will receive a Lux pass to next year’s True/False.
The race begins Saturday, March 3, at 8:00 a.m. in Flat Branch Park. The entry fee of $30 includes the run, official T-shirt, and a quick & hearty breakfast at the end. A portion of the proceeds from the Run will be donated to T/F’s philanthropic effort, the True Life Fund. Participating in the run also qualifies you for a special $5 ticket price to a screening of this year’s True Life film, Bully. More information on all of the above lives over on the True Life Run page.
True Life Run organizer Pat Hanson reports: “Last year we had the stars of the 2011 True Life Film, The Interrupters, run part of the race with us—they had a great time, and so did we. They even jumped in on the Hokey Pokey at the end! This year it looks like we’ll have the director of Bully, Lee Hirsch, at the event, along with several of the film’s subjects. Hopefully they are ready to get crazy!” And hopefully, dear reader, so are you ready—ready to get crazy, that is. Register now on the T/F Passes Page.